Resources For Innovators


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The University of Auckland Inventors' Fund


Proof of Concept and Seed Funding

Auckland UniServices Limited brings to you the University of Auckland Inventors Fund (UoAIF), an “evergreen” open-ended $20m investment fund accessible to University researchers and students for the development of technologies for commercialisation. Learn More.

UniServices Commercialisation Workshops

Have an idea that could be valuable, but need a bit of guidance? UniServices commercialisation workshops are held throughout the year and are free of charge for University of Auckland Staff and Students. From advice on intellectual property, through to questions about drug discovery and regulatory pathways, our experienced advisors will be able to help advance your idea; whether it's early research or ready to spin-out.  Learn more and register here

Nature: How business-savvy scientists can find success in the risky start-up world

Recently Nature Careers published an article featuring University of Auckland Professor Cather Simpson, on the challenging and rewarding process of taking research from the lab to the market. A great read for any academics considering a foray into the world of start-ups and commercialisation.  Read More.

Nature: Develop the perfect pitch to launch a start-up

Excellent article from Nature Careers on how scientists-turned-entrepreneurs should approach the art of pitching for investment. Read more.